Art Painting Panels

Boards, Panels, and Paper

Ask any artist of any level, beginner to expert, what can improve their art—and along with the usual advice to keep practicing, you'll surprisingly find many of them telling other artists that having good supplies can make all the difference. Paint brushes, palette knives, paints, and other well-made tools all help, but what is possibly the most vital part of creating art?

Its foundation.

Ask an experienced oil painter, watercolorist, acrylic painter, plaster, impasto artist what the most frustrating aspect of their journey as a beginner was, and chances are you'll hear the same answer. They will tell you they wished they had used high-quality art panels, painting boards, and paper instead of using questionable art supplies. The painting board or paper that you use as you create is just as essential as what medium and tools you use. Too-thin a watercolor paper and an artist struggles with color runs, buckling, and the paper begins to disintegrate and dry rippled.

For oil paints and heavier medium artists, if you are tired of trying to lay your gesso down flat, sanding, applying, sanding, on repeat, and never getting it smooth—look no further than us! Our wood and hardboard art panels offer one of the widest selections of pre-prepared or specialized panels for almost any kind of art you can imaginatively create. Whether you need a linen archival canvas painting board, a 100% cotton archival watercolor canvas art panel, or an archival, acid-free, kaolin clay coated substrate sanded to a velvety smooth finish, we've got something for everyone.

Unsure where to start? Check out our handy left-hand side category filters. Start with wood and hardboard panels, canvas panels and boards, multimedia papers, or oil painting papers. Next, with our convenient and thorough filters, you can further narrow your browsing by search via brand, series, format, profile, size, and material to pinpoint the precise art panels you want.

From humble beginnings by Joe himself over 34 years ago to today's most significant art supply website online, our dedication and commitment to quality have never wavered. We'll always work hard to providing artists of all kinds with affordable, exceptional quality supplies. For the beginner, amateur, expert, or artist in your life, we are proud to help.

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